Frankly, I'm already sick to death of "bipartisanship." Screw bipartisanship.
Conservatives can only dig holes for other people's lives and then bury them, making a buck each way.
Since Reagan was elected in 1980, we've battened them, fattened them, wined and dined them on tax cut after every conceivable kind of tax cut.
An orgy of Conservative tax cuts and savage deregulation has brought us to this low estate, yet-ever and forever-they cry out for "MORE!"
Like an an army of antithetical Oliver Twists, bowls ever in hand, elbowing their way to the front of the line-again, they want "more, more, ever MORE!"
John Boehner ( R-Obstructionist) has announced his opposition to Obama's stimulus plan-even though it's overloaded with more ineffective business tax breaks. "MORE!" Boehner wants, and says his band of zombies will obstruct in lock step until they get "MORE!"
Sen. Senile McCain says the major flaw in the stimulus plan is that it was written by the majority party.(You know, the one's who won the election based on the public comparing GOP solutions to the economy-and everything else-versus the Democrat's solutions!!?) and doesn't have "MORE!"
Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same destructive, stupid thing over and over while expecting a different result?
Bipartisanship? Sick of it yet?
There is no pay off for the American People in bipartisanship unless it is to discredit the Conservatives forever.
We need a New New Deal here. Not only in it's orientation but in it's single minded burial of the ideas that brought them their and us our current misery. Our current misery with more misery to come.
The New Dealers not only ushered in an era of unprecedented financial security and economic expansion, but also cemented in the general public the knowledge that Conservatism and unregulated capitalism is a recipe for the kind of disaster we're in now.
Sure, let's try to peal off the Ladies from Maine and the Great, Cowardly Blowhard from Pennsylvania, but beyond that, why bother placating knuckleheads?
Some more evidence of obstructionism:
"Clyburn on GOP Stimulus Opposition: We Won, Now Move On"
" . . . Democrats are scoffing at some of the demands of their Republican brethren."
"Limbaugh and Hannity, the True Faces of Conservatism: Impotent, Irrelevant."
By David Neiwert Friday Jan 23, 2009 9:00am
By Scott Lilly
( This guy expects Conservatives to take responsibility for their crimes!!!? Oh well, it's a good read. )
"Since the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives is largely made up of individuals who believe their party lost the 2008 elections because they did not run far enough to the right, it is not surprising that their leaders are now attempting to block efforts to clean up the mess their far right philosophy created. There appears to be no factoid or morsel of misinformation they are unwilling to utilize to make the case to do nothing other than provide still more tax cuts to their business friends."
Last but not least, we must remember that to Conservatives bipartisanship means you pay for the meal and they still get to rape your daughter.
"Obama's Right Wing Dinner Friends Rip His Stimulus Package: Worst Bill In 'Galactic History'"
Several days before taking office, President Obama traveled to George Will’s home to dine with a handful of conservative media elites. The beltway conventional wisdom suggested that Obama’s aim was to “neutralize potential adversaries” by way of a “charm offensive.” After the dinner, Bill Kristol explained on Fox and Friends that while “no one’s mind was changed,” he would “end up supporting [Obama] on some things.” Charles Krauthammer joked about Obama’s apparent goals, “I am brainwashed entirely. I’m in the tank.”
Just one week later, Obama’s right-wing acquaintances have already shown the futility of engaging in a good-faith dialogue with them. While Obama pushes his vision for the economic recovery package — his first real battle against the conservative establishment — the dinner’s attendees are on a no-holds-barred offensive against it:Link: